Jul 20, 2015
Back in January Dr. Hanks wanted to interview Kate and Don about their work as pet behavior counselors/consultants. That show was a big hit and really fun for them to do, so Mark wanted a return gig as guest host so that he could interview them about dog training. This is part 2 of a three part series with Dr. Hanks as guest host.
In this episode Dr. Hanks asks Kate and Don about: Green Acres holistic approach to training (husbandry, nutrition, body language, ethology, and training) and how we work with families to understand their dog and the importance of having a good foundation of education so people can better understand their dogs, how some students may attend class without their dog either because their dog is sick, in heat or simply because the dog learns better at home, private training options at Green Acres, the critical period of puppy socialization and habituation, why socialization needs to be actively planned and implemented by owners - it doesn't just happen, what do you do you when want your puppy to be a therapy dog, the difference between therapy dogs, service/assistance dogs, and emotional support dogs, the fake service dog epidemic, can you teach an old dog new tricks, how do you deal with constant barking, and how do you deal with clients that need the dogs behavior changed tomorrow.
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